Awards

AFI Fest

Audience Award [Winner] (2013)

World Cinema

The Rocket (2013)

Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards

AACTA Award [Winner] (2014)

Best Original Screenplay

The Rocket (2013)

AACTA Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Direction

The Rocket (2013)

Australian Directors Guild

ADG Award [Winner] (2014)

Best Direction in a Feature Film

The Rocket (2013)

Australian Film Critics Association Awards

AFCA Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Director

The Rocket (2013)

AFCA Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Screenplay

The Rocket (2013)

Australian Writers' Guild

Awgie Award [Winner] (2013)

Feature Film - Original

The Rocket (2013)

Beijing International Film Festival

Tiantian Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Picture

The Rocket (2013)

Berlin International Film Festival

Best Debut Film [Winner] (2013)


The Rocket (2013)

Crystal Bear [Winner] (2013)

Generation Kplus - Best Film

After a little boy has lost his home, he and his ... More

After a little boy has lost his home, he and his family embark on tense journey through a spectacular natural landscape. On the way they encounter many dangers, but the boy's biggest task is still ahead of him: he must finally prove that he can also bring good luck.


The Rocket (2013)

Amnesty International Film Prize [Winner] (2013)


The Rocket (2013)

Bombay International Film Festival

Golden Gateway [Nominee] (2013)


The Rocket (2013)

Buster International Children's Film Festival

International Jury Awards [Winner] (2013)

Danish Film Directors Best Film for Children

"A film of enormous scope which immerses us into ... More

"A film of enormous scope which immerses us into a world rarely seen before. This is a story of wars - wars of the past and wars of the future as a family tries to survive a new invader. But also the battles of ancestry and how a little boy overcomes what society deems as his fate. This film doesn't shy away from the brutalities of real life in Laos but also permits us to celebrate the power of hope and strength. The film succeeds both due to the quality of the script and the beautiful and, at times, unsettling imagery. A brave and resonant experience."


The Rocket (2013)

Calgary International Film Festival

People's Choice Award [Winner] (2013)

Best Narrative Feature

The Rocket (2013)

Cinekid

Cinekid International Lion Jury Award [Winner] (2013)

Best International Children's Film

The Rocket (2013)

Audience Award [Winner] (2013)

Children's Jury Award Best Film

The Rocket (2013)

Cinemanila International Film Festival

Lino Brocka Award [Nominee] (2013)

International Competition

The Rocket (2013)

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards

FCCA Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Director

The Rocket (2013)

FCCA Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Script

The Rocket (2013)

Leeds International Film Festival

Audience Award [Winner] (2013)

Best Feature

The Rocket (2013)

Melbourne International Film Festival

Most Popular Feature Film [Winner] (2013)


The Rocket (2013)

Mill Valley Film Festival

Audience Award [Nominee] (2013)

World Cinema Independent

The Rocket (2013)

Oslo Films from the South Festival

Silver Mirror Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Feature

The Rocket (2013)

Phoenix Film Festival

Copper Wing Award [Winner] (2002)

Best Documentary Short Film

Speed City (2001)

Seattle International Film Festival

Golden Space Needle Award [Nominee] (2013)

Best Film
1st runner-up

The Rocket (2013)

Sydney Film Festival

Audience Award [Winner] (2013)

Best Narrative Feature

The Rocket (2013)

Sydney Film Prize [Nominee] (2013)

Best Film

The Rocket (2013)

São Paulo International Film Festival

International Jury Award [Nominee] (2013)

Best Feature Film

The Rocket (2013)

Tribeca Film Festival

Audience Award [Winner] (2013)

Narrative

The Rocket (2013)

Jury Award [Winner] (2013)

Best Narrative Feature

Jury Comments: "The Rocket is a spectacular ... More

Jury Comments: "The Rocket is a spectacular achievement that is powerful and delightful in equal measures. Artfully structured and gorgeously shot, it chronicles the struggles of a displaced family while steering well clear of either sentimentality or despair. Complex in its tone and characterizations, the film takes an unflinching - and edifying - look at the suffering caused both by a legacy of war and the new status quo of economic globalization. And yet, while never losing sight of those grim realities, it also offers us a transcendent tale of hope and perseverance in a world that few Westerners ever have the chance to see."


The Rocket (2013)